Future Fridays: Jo Cork

Calibrate – A Screen Dance Installation
By Jo Cork

Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space

7th Sept 2018 | 7 – 9PM Open House
£5 Early Bird, £7.50 Advance, £10 Standard




Mesmerising holograms, multi-screen film, and projection combine with contemporary dance and electronic music, to form Calibrate. An innovative screen-dance installation exploring our perception of self, and how dance and technology can bridge the gap between the elitist and the accessible.


This sharing of our first Research and Development phase displays the beginnings of what will become a screen dance installation for public spaces where contemporary dance might be an unexpected encounter. We’re thinking waiting areas, venue foyers, galleries, arts cafes, and lobbies.

The work-in-progress has drawn on influences including characters in children’s literature and how this informs our understanding of identity, personality traits, psychology and mental health.

Experimenting with various filmic processes and configurations, the work explores the potential of new and exciting digital formats to present contemporary dance work, making it accessible to wide audiences across a variety of venues and settings. The installation uses multi and split-screen arrangements, mixed devices and even hologram projections with our snazzy, hand-made pyramid- shaped screens!

Make a weekend of it – Jo Cork will also facilitate a film and dance Creative Lab on Sunday 9th September.


Created with support from Chisenhale Dance Space, London College of Music, Southbank University, Spin Arts & Arts Council England

Photo credit: Jo Cork



Building on the success of Fiver Fridays, Future Fridays is our new regular programme of projects by Chisenhale Dance Space Members, in our iconic Performance Studio. Book early for the cheapest tickets, join us for a drink, and see something new – now.



Jo Cork is an independent dance artist who has performed for various choreographers in the UK and in Berlin, and made live work for UK dance festivals. Drawing on exploration of the human experience to create her work, she is interested in the territory between choreography and film composition and in using digital formats to bring contemporary dance to broader audiences. Her first film, Sensate, toured internationally and won an international award for best film in category. Her follow up series of shorts has been shown in venues and art gallery settings across the UK. DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Bartosz Szafranski is a composer and sound designer enjoying success in film, theatre, contemporary dance, and video games. His film and dance work has been selected for many festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA and his dance film work has received awards at international festivals. He is recipient of the prestigious Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal and is Lecturer in Composition at UWL. His sound design for the adventure game Futurust is scheduled for release in Q3 of 2018. COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGN

PERFORMERS: Courtney Scheu, Freya Spencer and Mim Wheeler.